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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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POSITION OVERVIEW The incumbent is responsible for the operation of a tractor and trailer with capacity of more than 3 tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations in a safe manner. The trailer can be anywhere from 24 to 53 feet long. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. · Drives truck to destination in a safe and efficient ma...
POSITION OVERVIEW In this role you will be responsible for the purchasing, profitability and maintenance of select product lines while maintaining a professional relationship with our suppliers and acting as a liaison for designated product lines. You will also monitor market conditions, product changes, price level changes and purchase products at the lowest total cost while improving the quality...
Job Description: Chesapeake VA: Urgent need for a Diesel Mechanic, with specific experience with installing, servicing and troubleshooting marine diesel engine equipment, for a professional and dynamic contracting firm. The position requires some travel and prior experience working on military vessels. Our client is growing and looking for a new team member with at least 3 to 5 years of relevant e...
Collaborate with internal customers to understand problems and opportunities and develop and present compelling recommendations based on logistics, procurement, operations and supplier acquired data. Drive supply chain cost improvement and performance of inbound logistics through daily data analysis of relevant data - measuring and reporting results - provide creative and insightful recommendation...
Angelica Corporation, the leading supplier of linen and laundry services to hospitals in the healthcare market has openings for Route Service Representatives at our commercial laundry facility. The Route Service Representative (RSR) is responsible for conducting laundry deliveries and pickups from major customer locations. The RSR handles processing paperwork to ensure correct delivery and receipt...
JOB TITLE: Associate II, Warehouse Operations At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Operations Family: Warehouse Operations What Warehouse Operations contributes to Cardinal Health Warehouse Operat...
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and soun...
Company Profile: We are an established business that is opening a new branch in the Conroe, Texas area. Sewer Services in Minnesota has been doing septic and sewer work for over 30 years. We currently have between 12 and 14 employee’s working full time throughout the year. For the last 8 winters we have traveled to the Houston area and worked for different cities and MUD districts with great resul...
Plans, organizes and conducts activities in the Warehouse for the purpose of ensuring availability and efficient distribution of supplies and materials Maintains the warehouse for the purpose of maintaining an organized layout and safe work environments. Conducts annual physical inventories for the purpose of verifying stock and identifying losses. Inspects warehouse equipment for the purpose of m...
Job Description: This General Labor Position Features: ? Full Time ? Great Pay to $9.00 an hour Must be Bilingual! Immediate need for general labor seeking a full time and stable position. Attention to detail will be keys to success in this family-oriented organization. Must have at least one year of working in a Warehouse environment. Apply for this great position as a general labor today! Contac...
Job Description: This Inside/Outside Sales Representative Position Features: ? $35,000 salary + commission. If you?re happy with the base salary, do not pass go. ? Career path like no other. Grow your own book of business, head-up a sales team or run your own office. ? Health, Dental, Vision coverage and 401(k) w/ company match. Responsibilities: Make prospecting calls. Be able to make a sales pit...
My client a world class manufacturer with a global footprint located in suburban Saint Louis is currently searching for a Manager of Freight and Contracts. The Manager of Freight and Contracts is responsible for transportation of finished goods North American operations and out-of-region exports. The scope of responsibility includes carrier selection, contract negotiation & management, carrier reg...
Astleford International Trucks is expending in Minneapolis: Seeking skilled professionals to lead our several diesel shop(s). POSITION SUMMARY: Our service managers are responsible for supervising a team of highly skilled shop Tech's and directing the workflow to ensure the safety and productivity of the division vehicles, equipment and / or containers. This role is managerial and handles a broad...
Global Demand Planning Manager is responsible for managing a team of demand planners, within the Sales, Operations, Inventory, and Planning process (SOIP), who continuously improve the supply chain process. This job is with a Long Island, New York company which designs, manufactures and distributes the highest quality products to business and government customers. This is an international company,...
Johnson Brothers is a family-owned wine, spirits, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages distributor with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. Johnson Brothers has been providing world class service to customers throughout the United States for over 60 years offering competitive pay and benefits while valuing competent employees. Position Summary: This position is responsible for the coordination of al...
Assistant Floor Leads – Plainfield, IN: 2 shifts – 8:00am to 4:30pm and 11:00am to 7:30pm. Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. (IDS), a fast growing, locally based order fulfillment, warehousing, and transportation management company is seeking Assistant Floor Leads for the shifts listed above. Function & Responsibilities Include: 8 Moves product to and from storage locations and records moveme...
Assistant Floor Leads – Lebanon, IN: 2 shifts – 8:00am to 4:30pm and 11:00am to 7:30pm. Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. (IDS), a fast growing, locally based order fulfillment, warehousing, and transportation management company is seeking Assistant Floor Leads for the shifts listed above. Function & Responsibilities Include: 8 Moves product to and from storage locations and records movements...
Forklift Operators – GALESBURG IL Warehouse Forklift Drivers start your engines! Okay, it may not be the Indy 500, but who says driving a forklift can’t be fun? United Facilities, a 3rd party provider of distribution and packaging services is looking for safe and skillful drivers at our Galesburg location. Available shifts: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 6pm-6am Tuesday-Friday 4:30pm-3am You will ne...
COASTAL TRANSPORT I Crude oil driver 8 MONTHS EXP IN LAST 24 MONTHS OF TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVING. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO RUN LOCALLY AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY-COASTAL TRANSPORT IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! HOME EVERDAY 5 DAYS ON,2 DAYS OFF THEN 5 DAYS ON , 3 DAYS OFF SAFETY BONUS PROGRAM 401 K PROGRAM QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS SIX PAID HOLIDAYS GROUP HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY P...
COASTAL TRANSPORT I IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO RUN LOCALLY AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY-COASTAL TRANSPORT IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! ALSO HIRING IN THE LUBBOCK, WICHITA FALLS AND BIG SPRINGS AREA. EARN ABOVE INDUSTRY AVERAGE PAY PER LOAD SAFETY BONUS PROGRAM 401 K PROGRAM SIGN ON BONUS QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS HOME MOST EVERYDAY SIX PAID HOLIDAYS GROUP HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE SHORT TER...
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